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79 inch folding poker table topChoosing the right poker table is easy if you’re not particular and just want something that can serve the purpose for the quick “once in a while” poker games you might have at home or even in the office break room. You can get inexpensive folding table tops that can be placed on top of any lunch table in the break room or on the dining room table, or you can pick up a nice poker table with folding legs that can be set up quickly and, like the table top, can be easily stored away when not in Texas Holdem Poker Table

On the other hand, if you’re a more serious player and want a permanent table for your man cave, game room or even the family dining room, then you need to take a little time to make sure you choose the right table to fit the room in which you’re going to put it. You need to make sure that you select the right size, style, the right number of player positions, with or without built-in dealer position, with or without built-in cup holders. rockwell-conversion2Do you want it to be round, traditional oval, square or rectangular? If it’s going into the family dining room, you may want it to have a conversion dining top that will serve as an elegant dining room table while hiding the fact that there is a killer Texas Hold em poker table just under the dining surface. And, of course, you have to take your budget into consideration. You can spend as little or as much as you want, but whatever you choose, make sure that you can talk to a live person if you’re dealing with an online store so that they can answer all your questions and help you make the right decision.
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On our last post I told y’all about the Man Cave where we have some Friday nite poker games and I got a bunch of emails asking for some suggestions to spruce up your “Man Cave”.

I’ve been to a lot of different style man caves, from All Sports-themed with giant screened mounted flat screen tvs and team banners on all the walls, to NASCAR- themed, and even NASA-themed caves. But we’re particularly partial to poker or casino-themed man caves.

black Texas Holdem Poker TableThere are no hard rules to follow and naturally it’s all up to your tastes. Of course, the size of your room may prevent you from getting too outrageous but it’s safe to say that you would need a good solid poker table or two. You can get tables ranging in price from under two hundred dollars to a few thousand. You can get elegant hardwood stationary tables or excellent folding poker tables like the one pictured here.

Then, to add to the overall ambiance, you can also get a few poker signs to hang on your walls. Now if you really feel like going big, there are a few other extra items such as  a couple of electronic poker video machines. Of course, a good size wall mounted tv will be an absolute necessity, and to cap it all off,  you can add a cool portable bar. All of these  items can be purchased directly from the Texas Poker Store.

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We had a Christmas party last night and someone suggested we play Merry Christmas Poker – a game they had found online. After a little confusion, while they remembered the rules, we finally got it and had a hilarious time playing. So we thought we’d pass it on to you, our loyal readers, in time for your Christmas parties.

Octogonal Poker Table TopIn this game you pass cards to another player like you do with “Trash Poker” or “Anaconda,” with the big difference being that you split the pot in Christmas Poker, which usually results in players staying in the game longer, therefore building up the pots. The pot in Merry Christmas Poker is split between the winner with the highest hand and the player who has been passing cards to him. In other words, if the cards you have been passing to another other player gives him the win, then you win too. That softens the blow of having to give away your good cards.

Game Rules

Start out by dealing seven cards face down to each player. Once everyone has received their face-down cards, then players may view their cards.

Start the first betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer being the first player to bet.

Each player then must pass three cards to the player to their left.

Start the second betting round. The player two seats to the left of the dealer bets first.

Each player then must pass two cards to the player to their left.

Start the third betting round. This time, the player three seats to the left of the dealer is the player who makes the first bet.

Each player must then pass one card to the player to their left.

Start the final betting round. This time, it starts with the player four seats to the left of the dealer.

Now each player reveals their hand and declares what he has. The pot is split between the player with the best poker hand and the player who is seated immediately to that player’s right .

79 inch folding poker table topIn order to play this game or any poker game you’ll need some supplies. Of course you’ll have to have some playing cards and poker chips. You’ll also need a poker table or poker table top, chairs and lastly some opponents with the Christmas spirit and maybe some good Christmas drinks.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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It was an amazing year for the WSOP and certainly for Cologne, Germany and its Ambassador of Poker, Pius Heinz. But now it’s time to get back to the real world for most of us and what better way to do that than by continuing with our poker music series? So here’s the very funny “Waiting on the River” by unknown artist, E-Isme, that we found on YouTube, doing his self-penned Texas Hold Em tune. The song and video are a bit amateurish, but pretty clever, and I for one can sure relate to what E-Isme is singing about.

Watch and listen as he ends up taking all the poker chips with the nuts  straight flush against quad threes as his opponent splashes all in. It looks like they were playing on one of those sturdy octagonal folding poker tables  like the ones at the Texas Poker Store.


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